"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon (via brutereason)

That is terrible and heart breaking on so many levels

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FUCKING HELL

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explore-blog:

In the 1970s, Ms. Magazine – which built “social media” for women’s rights decades before Facebook and Twitter – used to have a section titled “No Comment,” where readers submitted the most blatant examples of sexism in the media. Now, Mitch O’Connell has culled the best (meaning worst) of these from 50 issues of Ms. 

Meanwhile, nearly a century earlier, Nellie Bly brilliantly told one of these pigheads off in the local paper.

Also see this collection of Ms. letters featuring kids’ disarming thoughts on gender politics.  

(HT Coudal)

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alipop:

I remember when I was doing rent and I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because I’m dying, I’m a HIV+ drug addict. I remember having to eat raw food and doing all this work to make sure I could stay thin… And I remember everyone asking me when I was doing press for the movie, “what did you do to get so thin? You looked great!” and I’m like, “I looked emaciated.”
It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be, for… what’s sake? Not health, not survival, not enjoyment of life, but just so that you can look ‘pretty’.
I’m constantly telling girls all the time, “everything’s airbrushed, everything’s retouched, to the point of just that it’s never even asked, and none of us look like that.”
- Rosario Dawson

alipop:

I remember when I was doing rent and I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because I’m dying, I’m a HIV+ drug addict. I remember having to eat raw food and doing all this work to make sure I could stay thin… And I remember everyone asking me when I was doing press for the movie, “what did you do to get so thin? You looked great!” and I’m like, “I looked emaciated.”

It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be, for… what’s sake? Not health, not survival, not enjoyment of life, but just so that you can look ‘pretty’.

I’m constantly telling girls all the time, “everything’s airbrushed, everything’s retouched, to the point of just that it’s never even asked, and none of us look like that.”

- Rosario Dawson

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Anonymous asked:

http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-that-the-employees-on-duty-at-mcdonalds-be-held-responsible-in-the-beating-of-a-trans-woman
I though you should see this.

YES, thank you! I meant to post this and then completely forgot.

[TRIGGER WARNING]

After an unidentified trans woman tried to use the bathroom at a Baltimore McDonald’s, two patrons started attacking her in full view of other customers and employees.These employees can be heard on the video shouting words of encouragement to the attackers. Its time we DEMAND that justice be served and that EVERY McDonald’s employee on duty at this time, be terminated AND charged with accessory to a Hate Crime (at the very least).

Sign the petition here. (Trigger warning for video accompanying petition. Absolutely awful.)